GEFA PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) requested engineering services to review and update previously completed (2010) plans and specifications as necessary for permitting by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and ultimately in preparation for advertisement and bidding. GWES’ scope included the preparation and submission of a LOI to EPD, re-application for Waste Load Allocation, reviewing and updating the Anti-Degradation Report, Environmental Impact Document, Design Development Report, Equipment Matrix, existing project drawings and specifications, and Hydrology Study, developing an opinion of probable construction cost, submitting the Environmental Review and Planning Document to GEFA, submitting plans and specifications to EPD for Review, and preparing bid set documents for the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) bid solicitation.
The engineering design phase was completed in January of 2019 and the Authority was approved for a $25 million GEFA loan in February 2019. The Authority contracted with Reeves Young for CMAR to construct the 1.25 MGD A. Scott Emmons Water Reclamation Facility at the Littler River. GWES was contracted as the project engineering consultant. In Phase II, our project team is providing RPR services and GEFA program management. GEFA program management includes general review of contractors’ pay applications, certifying of payroll, coordinating and conducting employee interviews, coordinating with GEFA and contractors on proper documentation, and submitting GEFA loan requests on behalf of the Authority. These services will continue throughout construction with completion expected in 2022.